Summer Employment Opportunities
Legal Assistance of Windsor are now accepting applications for 2018 Summer Students. The application deadline is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12:00 noon.
Please submit your completed application form, unofficial transcripts, cover letter and resume to email@example.com ONLY.
Only select applicants will be invited to an interview.
Successful summer candidates with LAW will be required to enroll in LAW for an academic term as a full time student, or in 2 academic terms as a part time student, in addition to taking the Clinical Seminar course.
Legal Assistance of Windsor is a downtown community poverty law clinic offering law and social work services to low income residents of Windsor and Essex County.
The selected students will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of lawyers and staff at LAW in the areas of:
Social Benefits Law – Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program
Refugee and Immigration Law
Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Each year, Legal Assistance of Windsor hires approximately 11 Law students to work at the Clinic during the summer. Students hired for a summer are required to enroll in the Clinic Seminar course in an academic term and return for an academic term as a full time student or return for two academic terms as a part time student in addition to enrolling in the Clinical Seminar course.
Under the supervision of Staff Lawyers, Law students conduct file work from the initial intake to the resolution of the matter. This includes correspondence and negotiation with opposing parties, explaining and drafting applications with clients, analysis of medical documentation, preparation of legal arguments and representation before the Social Benefits Tribunal, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in systemic advocacy through community outreach and law reform initiatives in the areas of social assistance reform, income security, human trafficking, and landlord/tenant.